Rhode Island Monthly Go Red 2011 : Page 2

Smart Lifestyle Choices Matter My name is Katy and I have Heart Disease. I was 18 years old when I collapsed while running during volleyball preseason at college from an undiagnosed heart condition. Today, I live an active healthy life. My life experiences helped me to choose a career in prevention at the Rhode Island Department of Health. Dress designed by Maria Del Carmen Mercado I choose to: Eat Fruits and Vegetables Laugh with Friends Dance Not Smoke Exercise Drink Water Travel Play Volleyball Healthy nutrition and exercise choices can help to prevent and improve most types of Diabetes and Heart Disease. For more information contact: Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) Program Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) HEALTH Information Line, 401-222-5960 / RI Relay 711 www.health.ri.gov *Always consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise and nutrition program.

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